Tag Archives: standing stones

Elusive realities: The touch of the past..? II

Continuing from yesterday’s post: We had visited one of the more obscure sites in Derbyshire. It was one we did not know well, so  spending time with the stones, hidden away within a copse of trees, was something we felt … Continue reading

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Elusive realities: The touch of the past..?

We visit a lot of ancient sites and, over the years, have developed both a set of ideas and a bit of a ‘feel’ for these places. Some of those ideas have later been borne out by research into the … Continue reading

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The Standing Stone ~ Bladud Fleas #writephoto

For a billion revolutions since its birth, itself not a fleeting moment, the rock communed deep within the soul of the Earth, amongst kith and kin. Suddenly, there came the violent, shifting erosion of glaciers, three, or possibly four, moments … Continue reading

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The eye of the sun

Three weeks before the Full Circle workshop, Stuart and I had headed north to Cumbria on our ‘recce’ trip. Stuart had been ill for a couple of weeks and shouldn’t really have been going anywhere. But you can’t run a … Continue reading

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Full Circle: Long Meg

Our final site of the day was to be one of the most astonishing circles we have visited. It is not the biggest, nor are the stones themselves the largest, but it has a ‘feel’ unlike any other. Castlerigg. That … Continue reading

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Notes from a small dog: IndieAni Bones and the thunder stone…

We had barely got in the car than we were out of it again. Just a mile or two down the road to a tiny village and she was looking for somewhere to park. Now, I have to say that … Continue reading

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Notes from a Small Dog: IndieAni Bones and the Ent

Well, my two-legses got together for Solstice, which was nice. It didn’t mean presents… unless you count my share of their cheese, ham and salmon… but it did mean I got to go on an adventure with them again! They … Continue reading

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Missing the mark

A new footpath has been installed close to the village, running for a few miles through the silent, empty fields. One of its entrances gives onto the road I travel every day and I have watched with mild curiosity as … Continue reading

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Notes from a small dog: IndieAni Jones (or the archaeological dog)…

I thought we were just going for a walk… but then she opened the car. “In you go, girlie,” she says. “You’re going on an adventure!”  She put my seat belt on and told me to settle down as it … Continue reading

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North-easterly: Sidetracked by stones

As the tides would not allow us to cross to Holy Island before eleven, three of us were on the road early to visit a stone circle. It had been a late decision… very late, in fact, but as Gary … Continue reading

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